Andra Chastain, assistant professor, history, WSU Vancouver, received Yale University’s Arthur and Mary Wright Prize for outstanding dissertation in a field of history outside the United States or Europe for her work, “Vehicle of Progress: The Santiago Metro, Technopolitics, and State Formation in Chile, 1965-1989.”
Ken Faunce, instructor, history, and Ashley Boyd, assistant professor, and Susan Ross, professor, English, individually received WSU Samuel H. and Patricia W. Smith Teaching and Learning awards. Dee Posey, clinical associate professor, and Janet Peters, clinical assistant professor, psychology, were jointly awarded.
Robert Bauman, associate professor, and Robert Franklin, teaching assistant, history, WSU Tri-Cities, co-edited Nowhere to Remember: Hanford, White Bluffs and Richland to 1943, Hanford History Project (WSU Press.)
Robert Bauman, associate professor, history, WSU Tri-Cities, presented “What is an American? The Yamauchi Family, Race and Citizenship in World War II Tri-Cities” at the Western History Association meeting in San Antonio, Texas.
Marina Tolmacheva, professor emerita, history, received a Fulbright Fellowship to teach in Almaty, Kazakhstan, hosted by KIMEP University. She is also teaching a master’s level course on Eurasian history at Al-Farabi National University in Almaty. She will present a paper in a panel titled “The Indian Ocean without Borders” at the Annual Meeting of the Middle East Studies Association in San Antonio, Texas.
Sue Peabody, professor, history, WSU Vancouver, received two additional prizes for her book Madeline’s Children: Family, Freedom, Secrets, and Lies In France’s Indian Ocean Colonies (Oxford University Press): the French Colonial Historical Society’s Mary Alice and Philip Boucher Prize for “the best book dealing with the French colonial experience from the 16th century to 1815”; and the Western Association of Women Historians’ Frances Richardson Keller-Sierra Prize for “the best monograph in the field of history published by a WAWH member.”
Jesse Spohnholz, associate professor, history, received two awards for his book, “The Convent of Wesel: The Event that Never was and the Invention of Tradition” (Cambridge University Press, 2017): the 2018 Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst and the German Studies Association’s DAA/GSA Book Prize for best book published in German history or the social sciences in the past two years; and the 2018 American Society of Church History’s Albert C. Outler Prize for the best book published in church history.
Brian Stack, graduate student, history, authored “From Sodomists to Citizens: Same-Sex Sexuality and the Progressive-era Washington State Reformatory” in Journal of the History of Sexuality (forthcoming).
Ryan Booth, doctoral candidate, history, received the 2018 Western History Association Graduate Student Prize.
Matthew Sutton, professor, history, presented “Spies and unHoly Lies: How American Missionaries-Turned-Covert-Agents Helped Win World War II and Shape the Future of U.S. Intelligence” at the Clements Center for National Security at the University of Texas at Austin.